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A revealing question: is Permira also punting on Bwin?

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 6:18 pm

Apologies for a headline that posits a question. The problem is Betaville's best sources are certain Permira is the private equity firm that is taking a look at Bwin.party Digital Entertainment. However, people familiar with the private equity firm have tried to pour cold water on the tale, denying the buy-out shop has any interest in the online gaming company. Talk about awkward. ..

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Rule 2.8 e

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:44 pm

I have to admit I was a little bit surprised to see reports this week claiming America's Stryker Corporation is "discussing the financing" of a multi-billion pound acquisition of orthopaedics maker Smith & Nephew...

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Chinese merchant bank zooms into Formula One

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 12:29 am

This is rather intriguing. Click on the link below and you will see that Caterham, the Formula One team that recently found itself in financial difficulty, has found a new sponsor in North Square Blue Oak and is set to race in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend...

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Never say its quiet...

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 11:27 pm

Typical. I mentioned it was unusually quiet in the UK corporate dealmaking scene in a post this morning and a couple of hours later my rivals unearth a cracking scoop...

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A Sunday review on a Monday...

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 1:11 am

Tucked away in the middle of Oliver Shah's story on J Sainsbury in The Sunday Times this weekend was quite an interesting nugget of information that appears to have been overlooked by the market...

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